Church News
Thursday, February 05, 2009
The Greenes The Southern Gospel Group, The Greenes, will be at Christ Evangelistic Church on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 9802 Camp Road, Laurel. A love offering will be taken. Call for more information, 875-2915.

Homemade soup sale Christ Lutheran Church homemade soup sale will include: chicken noodle, chilli with meat, and vegetable beef. Cost will be $8 a quart. To order call Sue at 628-1357, or Anna at 629-9751, or 629-9755, and leave message. Last date to order is Feb. 16. Pick up dates for soup are: Feb. 21 and 22 at the church. Drop your money off at the church between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, to the church secretary.

Gospel Band On Saturday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m., Inner Harbor from Middletown, Va., and Precious Memories Gospel Band from Milford, will be in concert. This concert will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 SE Front Street, Milford. This is a free concert for the public but a love offering will be collected.

Gospel concert A gospel concert is being held at St. George's United Methodist Church in Laurel on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Music will be presented by "Two Mile Road" southern gospel group of men from the Harrington area. Directions: Alt. 13 south Laurel towards Delmar. Turn right on St. George's Road and follow to church. For more information call 875-2273. Book signing Joyce Marie Ingraham, one of the Eastern Shore's newest inspirational writers, will be having another Author Book Signing, on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jack's Religious Gift Shop, 701 Snow Hill Road at Shiloh Street, Salisbury, MD 21804. Meet Joyce Marie Ingraham and purchase your own personal signed copy of "In his loving care."

Valentine's Day Gospel Concert A Valentine's Day Gospel Concert will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, from 6-9 p.m., sponsored by Atmosphere of Praise Choir of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. The concert will be held at Woodbridge Senior High School, 307 Laws St., Bridgeville and will feature international gospel singer Linda Lee Speight-Hopkins, formerly of Seaford and currently living in Paris, France. There will also be other local choirs, praise dancers and soloists. Advance tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for ages 5-12, ages four and under are free. Deadline for purchase of tickets is Feb. 8. Tickets at the door will be $25 for adults, $12.50 for ages 5-12. For more information, call Pat at 302-337-8198 or Ginger at 302-542-5752.

Macedonia AME gala Macedonia AME Church of 431 North St., Seaford, is sponsoring an "Evening of Elegance" Gala on Saturday, March 14, at the Seaford Fire Hall, from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be Gospel Jazz, and Liturgical Dance. Recording artists, Tony Smith & Band of Hewitt, N.J.; and Darryl Anderson of Bronx, N.Y., will be here. Cost is a donation of $35. For more information call Tanya Ricketts, 629-5144; Edwina Barnes, 249-4390; or Rose Poole 629-9322. The Rev. Dania Griffin is Pastor.

Annual Parish meeting The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus officiated at the annual parish meeting ofÊSt. Philip's Episcopal Church. Parishioners elected to the Vestry included Jeff Dolby, Len Hickman, and Alan Schweitzer. Retiring vestrymen included Barbara Wise, Senior Warden, Pamela Ferguson and Theresa Trujillo. Vestry members elected Bill Hitch, Sr., to serve as Senior Warden and Jim Galoppa, Sr., to continue as Junior Warden. The Rev. Dr. Backus appointed the following to serve as committee chairmen: Gene Wootten, scholarship; John Shwed, finance; Ellie Guest, treasurer, and Margaret Anderson, clerk to the Vestry. Continuing Vestry members are Chuck Barton, Beverly Connolly, Marge Starr and Suzanne Johnson. St. Philip's is located at 600 S. Central Avenue, Laurel, with Holy Eucharist each Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., and Christian Education with Father Backus at 9:30 a.m.

St. Luke's holds Bible study Janet Hubbard of St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be coordinating a Bible study of the book of Esther. The group will meet in St. Luke's Parish House. Additional information can be obtained by calling Janet at 628-0417.

Gospel Café February events Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, holds its Gospel Café every Saturday night, 6 to 9 p.m., featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry, with live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. Saturday, Feb. 7, will be Ashley Yoder, Debbie O'Neal, Wayne Dukes, and Frank Silva.
Saturday, Feb. 14, Gospel Café and the Georgia House present Valentine's Day at the CHEER Center, Georgetown. Guest singers will be Kaila Clucas, Milton Foskey, Corey Franklin and Makenize George.
Saturday, Feb. 21, Good News Tour, Cassandra Abbott, and Makenize George.
Saturday, Feb. 28, Don White, Amanda Jones, and Frank Silva.
For more information contact Bruce & Nancy Willey at 875-5539 or 875-7339.

Union UMC soup luncheon The UUMW will hold their annual Soup Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade vegetable beef soup, biscuits, and assorted desserts. Cost is $6.50. Carryouts available. Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville. For more information call the church office at 337-7409.

Laurel Baptist Church luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a Free Community Luncheon (soup and sandwiches) on Saturday, Feb. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located on the West side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

The Kingsmen Quartet One of gospel music's most predominate quartets will be performing at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The Kingsmen have won four Dove Awards and Grammy nominations. Come and be uplifted and encouraged. Admission is free; a love offering will be received. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1Ú2 mile north of Laurel on Alt 13. For more information call the office at 302-875-5380

Boundaries Class For years Christian psychologists, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend of New Life Clinics, have been teaching people how to set personal boundaries. In this class based on the most recommended self-help book by pastors and Christian counselors, Boundaries, learn the biblical basis for setting limits, explain how to construct your own, and show how boundaries can be damaged. Discover methods for dealing with abusive or controlling people and keys for gaining control of your life. The Rev. Constance Hastings, staff counselor for St. John's United Methodist Church and national certified counselor with Daybreak Counseling, will be facilitating the nine-week class on Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., at St. John's Church located in Seaford at Pine and Poplar streets. Call 629-9466 for information.